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SLAV R601 Seminar in Russian Literature

Introduction to the Library

"Resources A-Z": A complete list of the library's electronic resources.
Subject Collections:
Recommend books and films for purchase
Borrowing books for you from other libraries
Delivering electronically to you print journal articles and book chapters
Librarian for Slavic and East European Studies
 Wookjin Cheun (Wells E560,, 812-855-9413) 

How to Find Books in the Library?

 Use IUCAT or OneSearch@IU

Use "Advanced Search" mode.

Use "Subject Headings" when searching. Useful "Subject Headings" are:
Famous personal names (Tokarczuk, Olga; Bulgakov, Mikhail)
Historical events (WWII; Vietnam War)
Country names (Bosnia and Herzegovina; Russia; Serbia; Kyrgyzstan)
Disciplines (Anthropology; Political science)
Time periods (1939-1945; 1989- )
Types of materials: “Sources,” “Encyclopedias,” “Dictionaries,” "Bibliographies," etc.
“Language and languages - Political aspects”
“Foreign relations”
“Land reform” 
 "Courts," "Court administration," "Justice, Administration of" 
 "Energy policy," "Energy industries"
Refine search results applying different criteria such as language, subject, publication year, format, etc.

How to Find Newspaper Articles?

English-language articles:

The New York Times (register first at if you haven't yet).
The Wall Street Journal (register first at if you haven't yet).
Balkan Insight
Nexis Uni: searches a large number of newspapers at once.
Factiva: similar capabilities as Nexis Uni.

Find World Newspapers Online

Russian-language articles:

Universal Database of Russian Central Newspapers
Universal Database of Baltics, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine
Universal Database of Central Asia and the Caucasus
Integrum Profi

How to Find Journal Articles?

Think Tanks

The following think tanks are the top five on the world's overall rankings in the 2018 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report of the University of Pennsylvania's TTCSP (The Think Tank and the Global Societies Program).  

For more information

Transliteration Tables

Citation Styles: APA | Chicago | MLA
          For more information on citation styles visit "Help With Writing Sources" on the library website.